May 21

Friday, May 22, 2015

Teacher Talent Show

NEW! Attention students! Ever wanted to see your favorite staff members perform in a talent show? Of course you have! On Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00 pm, we will be hosting a Staff Talent Show in the High School Cafeteria. You can come and see the show for only $5.00 dollars! All proceeds will be donated to Kids’ Food Basket. Come support this awesome cause and even more awesome faculty!

~ Your Student Executive Choir Board

addams family

REMINDER! Addams Family DVD’s were given to students in classes yesterday (Thursday). Did you get yours?

choir folder

REMINDER!! We are continuing to collect all of your remaining music today, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

 LAST DAY TO TURN IN MUSIC IS TODAY (FRIDAY)!

mona shores logo

UPDATED! Here is the list of people that still need to turn in a uniform.  I realize most of these have left the choir, but if you could help by letting them know, that would be great! Tell them they will go on the fee/fine list with the front office and eventually will not be able to walk in graduation until they turn the uniform in!

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Top Number

Bottom Number

Tie

Treble

Bryson, Daniella

11

Still Need: 339*

Treble

Colcord, Kaylee

9

281A

302

153

Treble

Horvath, Chelsea

11

313

366

302

Treble

Oudsema, Kaylah

10

315

350

304

Treble

Rule, Lyn

9

240

172

310

Treble

Warren, Danielle

11

327

313 found

188

Anchormen Chapman, Damakin

10

261

256B

118

 
 

 

 

shoes

REMINDER!! Any senior willing to donate their choir shoes, we will be happy to have them. There are always new students that struggle with coming up with the money for choir shoes each year, and we use the shoes you donated for that purpose.

WE WILL TAKE SHOES UNTIL FRIDAY! 

 

REMINDER! POP DVD’S DUE THIS THURSDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors DVD order forms are in the back of your programs or in the choir room.  They are also available in choir and I will soon get an electronic version here on the blog that you can print. DVDs are $25.

HERE IS AN ORDER FORM YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND PRINT! COMING SOON! 

You can also order Addam’s Family, The Musical and Collage 2014 and Tree 2014.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Pop DVD order forms are due FOR SENIORS no later than TUESDAY, May 26th!

The hope/plan is to have them ready (for seniors at least) by the last day for seniors…you will likely have to stop in and see me if you want yours!

NEW! 9th-11th graders, I have not yet received an answer from our videographer regarding an extended deadline for you. So for now, consider your deadline Tuesday as well!

 

REMINDER-LOST & FOUND-THIS WILL GO AWAY THIS FRIDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors Lost and Found is all located in the choir room on the black table at the front of the classroom. It will be here until Friday and then it will disappear!

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 4th, beginning at 6pm. A sign up sheet will be posted in the near future.

 

 

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MUSIC SUMMER CAMP AT MSHS! Hello Mona Shores Families! 
 
Looking for something AMAZING for your kid(s) to be involved in this summer (July 21-July 25)
 
Look no further! The YOUNG AMERICANS are coming back to Muskegon again this summer for a week long day camp involving music, dance and theater! 
 
This summer camp is open to ANY STUDENT (not just Mona Shores) that will be entering the 3rd grade next fall through college age.
 
I am confident that if you asked anyone who participated last year, they would tell you they had the time of their lives. The week will culminate this year in two outstanding performances.
 
You will be stunned at how much your child learns in one week! 
 
Further, if you really want to have an unforgettable, over the top experience, sign up also to HOMESTAY a pair of Young Americans (or more)!
 
To register for the camp and/or to homestay, just click on the Registration Information below. There is a ton more information below as well so if you are interested in learning more, check it out! 
 
  1. Muskegon, MI • Brochures • Registration Information
What can your students expect and how is it different from a workshop?

Our cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the instructors for every camp. Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults in many languages to students all around the world.  The camps are an awesome opportunity for students to grow as people and performers. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join.

 Throughout the week, campers will spend time learning an hour show geared for their respective age group. We generally break kids up into elementary, middle, and high school groups. They will also be taking fun and interactive classes in singing, dancing, and improv acting.

 On the fourth day of camp, we bring in an industry professional from our Alumni group who teach master classes that share the skills and experiences they have learned in their respective professions. The master teachers have had and still have careers as Broadway

performers, major TV network hosts, casting directors, and many more related professions.

 The camp offers a unique experience to gain self-confidence, make new friends, learn an incredible 1-hour variety show, and take workshops in singing, dancing, and acting that you don’t want to miss out on!

 At www.youngamericans.org/summercamps you can see videos, FAQ’s, and cast information.

If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

Check out these shout outs:

Hope to see you this summer!

 

 

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LAST DAY TODAY (FRIDAY)!  Mona Shores Choir Shirts can now be ordered! They will be black shirts with white printing and orders are due by THIS FRIDAY (cash or checks payable to “Mona Shores Choir”). The shirts are officially $10 each. We’ll be placing the order in a streamlined fashion – simply stop in the office with your money, and have Jessica sign you up on her spreadsheet (name, size, and payment).  Same choices as usual: YXL, S, M, L, XL, 2XL.  All money will be due by Friday at the end of 4th hour, no exceptions.  Thanks!

CLICK HERE: Winning Art for Choir Shirt! by Maddie Jackson!

 

images

REMINDER! 

NEW! Here are the recordings for each of your parts!

Tenor-Libertatum

Baritone-Libertatum

Bass-Libertatum

 

NEW! To all guys trying out for the octet, remember there is another rehearsal on Friday for those that can make it. It will be very beneficial, even if you can only stay for 15 min. or so. Also,the Sound Cloud will be up soon, so until then keep practicing! Thanks, Alex

REMINDER! Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26.  We will be singing the piece linked below.Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

 

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 20

Thursday, May 21, 2015

addams family

NEW! You will receive your Addam’s Family DVD at the end of the hour today (Thursday)!

choir folder

REMINDER!! We are continuing to collect all of your remaining music today, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

 LAST DAY TO TURN IN MUSIC IS THIS WEEK FRIDAY!

mona shores logo

UPDATED! Here is the list of people that still need to turn in a uniform.  I realize most of these have left the choir, but if you could help by letting them know, that would be great! Tell them they will go on the fee/fine list with the front office and eventually will not be able to walk in graduation until they turn the uniform in!

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Top Number

Bottom Number

Tie

Treble

Bryson, Daniella

11

293B

339*

18

Treble

Colcord, Kaylee

9

281A

302

153

Treble

Horvath, Chelsea

11

313

366

302

Treble

Oudsema, Kaylah

10

315

350

304

Treble

Rule, Lyn

9

240

172

310

Treble

Warren, Danielle

11

327

313 found

188

Anchormen Chapman, Damakin

10

261

256B

118

Anchormen Huston, Joshua

10

189

207B

83

Anchormen McKinney, Kevin

10

140A

202A

130

 

 

shoes

REMINDER!! Any senior willing to donate their choir shoes, we will be happy to have them. There are always new students that struggle with coming up with the money for choir shoes each year, and we use the shoes you donated for that purpose.

WE WILL TAKE SHOES UNTIL FRIDAY! 

 

REMINDER! POP DVD’S DUE THIS THURSDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors DVD order forms are in the back of your programs or in the choir room.  They are also available in choir and I will soon get an electronic version here on the blog that you can print. DVDs are $25.

HERE IS AN ORDER FORM YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND PRINT! COMING SOON! 

You can also order Addam’s Family, The Musical and Collage 2014 and Tree 2014.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Pop DVD order forms are due FOR SENIORS no later than TUESDAY, May 26th!

The hope/plan is to have them ready (for seniors at least) by the last day for seniors…you will likely have to stop in and see me if you want yours!

NEW! 9th-11th graders, I have not yet received an answer from our videographer regarding an extended deadline for you. So for now, consider your deadline Tuesday as well!

 

REMINDER-LOST & FOUND-THIS WILL GO AWAY THIS FRIDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors Lost and Found is all located in the choir room on the black table at the front of the classroom. It will be here until Friday and then it will disappear!

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 4th, beginning at 6pm. A sign up sheet will be posted in the near future.

 

 

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MUSIC SUMMER CAMP AT MSHS! Hello Mona Shores Families! 
 
Looking for something AMAZING for your kid(s) to be involved in this summer (July 21-July 25)
 
Look no further! The YOUNG AMERICANS are coming back to Muskegon again this summer for a week long day camp involving music, dance and theater! 
 
This summer camp is open to ANY STUDENT (not just Mona Shores) that will be entering the 3rd grade next fall through college age.
 
I am confident that if you asked anyone who participated last year, they would tell you they had the time of their lives. The week will culminate this year in two outstanding performances.
 
You will be stunned at how much your child learns in one week! 
 
Further, if you really want to have an unforgettable, over the top experience, sign up also to HOMESTAY a pair of Young Americans (or more)!
 
To register for the camp and/or to homestay, just click on the Registration Information below. There is a ton more information below as well so if you are interested in learning more, check it out! 
 
  1. Muskegon, MI • Brochures • Registration Information
What can your students expect and how is it different from a workshop?

Our cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the instructors for every camp. Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults in many languages to students all around the world.  The camps are an awesome opportunity for students to grow as people and performers. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join.

 Throughout the week, campers will spend time learning an hour show geared for their respective age group. We generally break kids up into elementary, middle, and high school groups. They will also be taking fun and interactive classes in singing, dancing, and improv acting.

 On the fourth day of camp, we bring in an industry professional from our Alumni group who teach master classes that share the skills and experiences they have learned in their respective professions. The master teachers have had and still have careers as Broadway

performers, major TV network hosts, casting directors, and many more related professions.

 The camp offers a unique experience to gain self-confidence, make new friends, learn an incredible 1-hour variety show, and take workshops in singing, dancing, and acting that you don’t want to miss out on!

 At www.youngamericans.org/summercamps you can see videos, FAQ’s, and cast information.

If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

Check out these shout outs:

Hope to see you this summer!

 

 

photo

 

LAST DAY FRIDAY!  Mona Shores Choir Shirts can now be ordered! They will be black shirts with white printing and orders are due by THIS FRIDAY (cash or checks payable to “Mona Shores Choir”). The shirts are officially $10 each. We’ll be placing the order in a streamlined fashion – simply stop in the office with your money, and have Jessica sign you up on her spreadsheet (name, size, and payment).  Same choices as usual: YXL, S, M, L, XL, 2XL.  All money will be due by Friday at the end of 4th hour, no exceptions.  Thanks!

CLICK HERE: Winning Art for Choir Shirt! by Maddie Jackson!

 

images

REMINDER! 

NEW! Here are the recordings for each of your parts!

Tenor-Libertatum

Baritone-Libertatum

Bass-Libertatum

 

NEW! To all guys trying out for the octet, remember there is another rehearsal on Friday for those that can make it. It will be very beneficial, even if you can only stay for 15 min. or so. Also,the Sound Cloud will be up soon, so until then keep practicing! Thanks, Alex

REMINDER! Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26.  We will be singing the piece linked below.Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

 

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 20

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

choir folder

REMINDER!! We are continuing to collect all of your remaining music today, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

 LAST DAY TO TURN IN MUSIC IS THIS WEEK FRIDAY!

NEW! I hope you all had a wonderful time at the banquet last evening! Thanks for attending! 

mona shores logo

NEW! Here is the list of people that still need to turn in a uniform.  I realize most of these have left the choir, but if you could help by letting them know, that would be great! Tell them they will go on the fee/fine list with the front office and eventually will not be able to walk in graduation until they turn the uniform in!

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Top Number

Bottom Number

Tie

Treble

Bryson, Daniella

11

293B

339*

18

Treble

Colcord, Kaylee

9

281A

302

153

Treble

Horvath, Chelsea

11

313

366

302

Treble

Treble

Treble

Treble

Oudsema, Kaylah

10

315

350

304

Treble

Rule, Lyn

9

240

172

310

Treble

Warren, Danielle

11

327

313 found

188

Anchormen Chapman, Damakin

10

261

256B

118

Anchormen Huston, Joshua

10

189

207B

83

Anchormen McKinney, Kevin

10

140A

202A

130

Anchormen

 

 

shoes

REMINDER!! Any senior willing to donate their choir shoes, we will be happy to have them. There are always new students that struggle with coming up with the money for choir shoes each year, and we use the shoes you donated for that purpose.

WE WILL TAKE SHOES UNTIL FRIDAY! 

 

REMINDER! POP DVD’S DUE THIS THURSDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors DVD order forms are in the back of your programs or in the choir room.  They are also available in choir and I will soon get an electronic version here on the blog that you can print. DVDs are $25.

HERE IS AN ORDER FORM YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND PRINT! COMING SOON! 

You can also order Addam’s Family, The Musical and Collage 2014 and Tree 2014.

Pop DVD order forms are due no later than THURSDAY, May 21st!

The plan is to have them ready (for seniors at least) by the last day for seniors…you will likely have to stop in and see me if you want yours!

 

REMINDER-LOST & FOUND-THIS WILL GO AWAY THIS FRIDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors Lost and Found is all located in the choir room on the black table at the front of the classroom. It will be here until Friday and then it will disappear!

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 4th, in the evening. A sign up sheet will be posted in the near future.

 

 

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MUSIC SUMMER CAMP AT MSHS! Hello Mona Shores Families! 
 
Looking for something AMAZING for your kid(s) to be involved in this summer (July 21-July 25)
 
Look no further! The YOUNG AMERICANS are coming back to Muskegon again this summer for a week long day camp involving music, dance and theater! 
 
This summer camp is open to ANY STUDENT (not just Mona Shores) that will be entering the 3rd grade next fall through college age.
 
I am confident that if you asked anyone who participated last year, they would tell you they had the time of their lives. The week will culminate this year in two outstanding performances.
 
You will be stunned at how much your child learns in one week! 
 
Further, if you really want to have an unforgettable, over the top experience, sign up also to HOMESTAY a pair of Young Americans (or more)!
 
To register for the camp and/or to homestay, just click on the Registration Information below. There is a ton more information below as well so if you are interested in learning more, check it out! 
 
  1. Muskegon, MI • Brochures • Registration Information
What can your students expect and how is it different from a workshop?

Our cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the instructors for every camp. Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults in many languages to students all around the world.  The camps are an awesome opportunity for students to grow as people and performers. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join.

 Throughout the week, campers will spend time learning an hour show geared for their respective age group. We generally break kids up into elementary, middle, and high school groups. They will also be taking fun and interactive classes in singing, dancing, and improv acting.

 On the fourth day of camp, we bring in an industry professional from our Alumni group who teach master classes that share the skills and experiences they have learned in their respective professions. The master teachers have had and still have careers as Broadway

performers, major TV network hosts, casting directors, and many more related professions.

 The camp offers a unique experience to gain self-confidence, make new friends, learn an incredible 1-hour variety show, and take workshops in singing, dancing, and acting that you don’t want to miss out on!

 At www.youngamericans.org/summercamps you can see videos, FAQ’s, and cast information.

If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

Check out these shout outs:

Hope to see you this summer!

 

 

photo

 

NEW!  Mona Shores Choir Shirts can now be ordered! They will be black shirts with white printing and orders are due by THIS FRIDAY (cash or checks payable to “Mona Shores Choir”). The shirts are officially $10 each. We’ll be placing the order in a streamlined fashion – simply stop in the office with your money, and have Jessica sign you up on her spreadsheet (name, size, and payment).  Same choices as usual: YXL, S, M, L, XL, 2XL.  All money will be due by Friday at the end of 4th hour, no exceptions.  Thanks!

CLICK HERE: Winning Art for Choir Shirt! by Maddie Jackson!

 

images

REMINDER! 

Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26. We will be singing the piece linked below.Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

 

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 18

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

choir folder

REMINDER!! We are continuing to collect all of your remaining music today, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

 

REMINDER! CHOIR BANQUET TONIGHT (TUES, MAY 19th) Prepayment was required! dinner beginning at 6:30pm and ending at 9:30pm. You can begin arriving anytime after 6pm.

Here is the dress code policy at the Muskegon Country Club:

Members and their guests are reminded that the Club does have, and will enforce, a code of proper dress while
at the club. The following is not allowed: Jeans, jogging shorts or cut-offs, short shorts, casual hats or tank tops. Guys need to have on a shirt with a collar.

Most girls wear some type of sun dress or a something similar and most guys wear khakis and a decent button up shirt. Some guys even go shirt and tie and a some even wear suits!

Here are the directions on how to get there:

 Follow this link: 14nvWA2

The event begins at 6pm with finding a seat, chatting it up and stopping by the bar for a soft drink. Dinner will begin at approximately 6:30pm followed by senior awards, mock awards and then dancing with a DJ until it ends at 9:30 pm. Please have your rides ready to pick you up at 9:30 pm AT THE LATEST. The club does not appreciate kids hanging around outside waiting for rides.

Get ready to enjoy an all you can eat pasta and fajita bar, unlimited pop, a dessert bar plus a sundae bar and a DJ/Dance. The Mona Shores Choir Association has paid the difference in cost so thank them when you see them. They will be there!

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

shoes

REMINDER!! Any senior willing to donate their choir shoes, we will be happy to have them. There are always new students that struggle with coming up with the money for choir shoes each year, and we use the shoes you donated for that purpose.

 

REMINDER! POP DVD’S DUE THIS THURSDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors DVD order forms are in the back of your programs or in the choir room.  They are also available in choir and I will soon get an electronic version here on the blog that you can print. DVDs are $25.

HERE IS AN ORDER FORM YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND PRINT! COMING SOON! 

You can also order Addam’s Family, The Musical and Collage 2014 and Tree 2014.

Pop DVD order forms are due no later than THURSDAY, May 21st!

The plan is to have them ready (for seniors at least) by the last day for seniors…you will likely have to stop in and see me if you want yours!

 

REMINDER!-LOST & FOUND-THIS WILL GO AWAY THIS FRIDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors Lost and Found is all located in the choir room on the black table at the front of the classroom. It will be here until Friday and then it will disappear!

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 4th, 7pm. A sign up sheet will be posted in the near future.

 

 

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NEW! Hello Mona Shores Families! 
 
Looking for something AMAZING for your kid(s) to be involved in this summer (July 21-July 25)
 
Look no further! The YOUNG AMERICANS are coming back to Muskegon again this summer for a week long day camp involving music, dance and theater! 
 
This summer camp is open to ANY STUDENT (not just Mona Shores) that will be entering the 3rd grade next fall through college age.
 
I am confident that if you asked anyone who participated last year, they would tell you they had the time of their lives. The week will culminate this year in two outstanding performances.
 
You will be stunned at how much your child learns in one week! 
 
Further, if you really want to have an unforgettable, over the top experience, sign up also to HOMESTAY a pair of Young Americans (or more)!
 
To register for the camp and/or to homestay, just click on the Registration Information below. There is a ton more information below as well so if you are interested in learning more, check it out! 
 
  1. Muskegon, MI • Brochures • Registration Information
What can your students expect and how is it different from a workshop?

Our cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the instructors for every camp. Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults in many languages to students all around the world.  The camps are an awesome opportunity for students to grow as people and performers. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join.

 Throughout the week, campers will spend time learning an hour show geared for their respective age group. We generally break kids up into elementary, middle, and high school groups. They will also be taking fun and interactive classes in singing, dancing, and improv acting.

 On the fourth day of camp, we bring in an industry professional from our Alumni group who teach master classes that share the skills and experiences they have learned in their respective professions. The master teachers have had and still have careers as Broadway

performers, major TV network hosts, casting directors, and many more related professions.

 The camp offers a unique experience to gain self-confidence, make new friends, learn an incredible 1-hour variety show, and take workshops in singing, dancing, and acting that you don’t want to miss out on!

 At www.youngamericans.org/summercamps you can see videos, FAQ’s, and cast information.

If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

Check out these shout outs:

Hope to see you this summer!

 

 

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NEW!  Stay tuned for info on ordering Choir t-shirts – we are fairly sure they will be $10-12 each, black with white printing, with orders due by THIS FRIDAY (cash or checks payable to “Mona Shores Choir”).  We’ll be placing the order in a streamlined fashion – simply stop in the office with your money, and have Jessica sign you up on her spreadsheet (name, size, and payment).  Same choices as usual: YXL, S, M, L, XL, 2XL.  Exact price will be revealed TOMORROW, and all money will be due by Friday at the end of 4th hour, no exceptions.  Thanks!

REMINDER! The Student Executive Board has selected the winner for the t-shirt design contest.  Congratulations to the artist of this design (Maddie Jackson!), which will officially be printed on the choir shirts of the 2014-2015 school year! We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who participated in the contest; there was an exceptional amount of artistic talent presented in each of the submissions!

- Your Student Executive Choir Board

 

CLICK HERE: Winning Art for Choir Shirt! 

 

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REMINDER! 

Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The first audition day will be this week Tuesday (May 19th). That day we will just be meeting and learning the music. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26. We will be singing the piece linked below, so please give it a listen if you are interested. I will be putting up sign-up sheets on the cabinets to get a count for how many people may be interested in this adventure. Please sign up! Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

calendar

REMINDER! UPCOMING EVENTS 

CHOIR BANQUET: May 19th Tues. 6:00pm-9:30pm Choir Awards Banquet/Dance Muskegon Country Club Anyone interested

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 18

Monday, May 18, 2015

choir folder

NEW!! We are collecting all of your remaining music today, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mock elections

 NEW! Here is a link to a Google Survey in which you can vote for seniors in our annual “Mock Election.”

https://docs.google.com/a/monashores.net/forms/d/1tBQz6WDQVgcezN-LvzmjowjJT7Ac1KhLkb-yw52845c/viewform?c=0&w=1

NEW! CHOIR BANQUET TOMORROW NIGHT (TUES, MAY 19th) Prepayment was required! dinner beginning at 6:30pm and ending at 9:30pm. You can begin arriving anytime after 6pm.

Here is the dress code policy at the Muskegon Country Club:

Members and their guests are reminded that the Club does have, and will enforce, a code of proper dress while
at the club. The following is not allowed: Jeans, jogging shorts or cut-offs, short shorts, casual hats or tank tops. Guys need to have on a shirt with a collar.

Most girls wear some type of sun dress or a something similar and most guys wear khakis and a decent button up shirt. Some guys even go shirt and tie and a some even wear suits!

Here are the directions on how to get there:

 Follow this link: 14nvWA2

The event begins at 6pm with finding a seat, chatting it up and stopping by the bar for a soft drink. Dinner will begin at approximately 6:30pm followed by senior awards, mock awards and then dancing with a DJ until it ends at 9:30 pm. Please have your rides ready to pick you up at 9:30 pm AT THE LATEST. The club does not appreciate kids hanging around outside waiting for rides.

Get ready to enjoy an all you can eat pasta and fajita bar, unlimited pop, a dessert bar and a DJ/Dance. The Mona Shores Choir Association has paid the difference in cost so thank them when you see them. They will be there!

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NEW! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

shoes

NEW!! Any senior willing to donate their choir shoes, we will be happy to have them. There are always new students that struggle with coming up with the money for choir shoes each year, and we use the shoes you donated for that purpose.

 

NEW! POP DVD’S DUE THIS THURSDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors DVD order forms are in the back of your programs or in the choir room.  They are also available in choir and I will soon get an electronic version here on the blog that you can print. DVDs are $25.

HERE IS AN ORDER FORM YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND PRINT! COMING SOON! 

You can also order Addam’s Family, The Musical and Collage 2014.

Pop DVD order forms are due no later than THURSDAY, May 21st!

The plan is to have them ready (for seniors at least) by the last day for seniors…you will likely have to stop in and see me if you want yours!

 

NEW!-LOST & FOUND-THIS WILL GO AWAY THIS FRIDAY!! Pop Go the Sailors Lost and Found is all located in the choir room on the black table at the front of the classroom. It will be here until Friday and then it will disappear!

 

scholarships

NEW! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 4th, 7pm.

 

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience last summer?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen again THIS summer. Details and a link to register will be available very soon. The dates are: July 21-25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Executive Board

REMINDER! The Student Executive Board has selected the winner for the t-shirt design contest.  Congratulations to the artist of this design (Maddie Jackson!), which will officially be printed on the choir shirts of the 2014-2015 school year! We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who participated in the contest; there was an exceptional amount of artistic talent presented in each of the submissions!

- Your Student Executive Choir Board

 

CLICK HERE: Winning Art for Choir Shirt! 

 

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REMINDER! 

Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The first audition day will be this week Tuesday (May 19th). That day we will just be meeting and learning the music. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26. We will be singing the piece linked below, so please give it a listen if you are interested. I will be putting up sign-up sheets on the cabinets to get a count for how many people may be interested in this adventure. Please sign up! Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

calendar

REMINDER! UPCOMING EVENTS 

CHOIR BANQUET: May 19th Tues. 6:00pm-9:30pm Choir Awards Banquet/Dance Muskegon Country Club Anyone interested

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 15

Friday, May 15, 2015

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REMINDER-POP TICKETS ON SALE-GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!

MONA SHORES CHOIR PRESENTS

“POP GO THE SAILORS H20″

GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ALL SHOWS! 

CONTINUES TONIGHT! 

MAY 14, 15 AND 16 AND ALL SHOWS ARE AT 7PM.

TICKETS ARE: BALCONY $10 ADULTS AND $5 STUDENTS AND MAIN FLOOR: $15 ADULTS AND $10 STUDENTS.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW!

http://goo.gl/KBlACG

This above link takes you to our ticketing website: www.ShowTix4u.com. Then just search for Mona Shores. 

Tickets are also available at the door beginning at 6pm. We take cash, check or credit card at the door! 

 

  

country club

REMINDER! Choir Banquet is next week Tuesday, May 19th dinner beginning at 6:30pm and ending at 9:30pm.

$6 per person now being collected to help cover some of the costs of the rental of the space, an all you can eat pasta and fajita bar, unlimited pop, a dessert bar and a DJ/Dance. The Mona Shores Choir Association will pay the difference in cost! (the cost of the dinner alone is $22.45 per person btw…). Unfortunately, we need this money ASAP so we can take a count….ASAP means….TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

 

Twitter-SoundCloud-deal

REMINDER!  Hey EVERYONE IN CHOIR, wanna learn Over the Rainbow (and Let it Snow for Singers) with the helping of some piano plunking and quiet background counting and tapping?  These are pretty plain and sometimes tedious to listen to, parts only, one take (i.e. complete with a mistake or two in some parts) but should help you learn the parts over the weekend.  I’ve also included a basic piano accompaniment for both songs, AND THE SOLO PARTS for Over the Rainbow!

Mona Shores Choir SOUNDCLOUD!

 And here’s the lyrics to Over the Rainbow…

Doo doo doo doo (etc… sing one “doo” on long melodic sounding phrases, then back to)

Doo doo doo doo etc.  (until you hear the soloist say “rainbow highway to be found LEADING…”)

Ahhhhhhh (then echoing the soloist)

from your window pane

Place behind the sun

Rain…

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high

There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow

(rest) skies (or “ski-i-ies”) are blue

(rest) and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star (boys say that slowly…girls say it quickly and add the line “and wake up where the clouds are”)
far behind me.

(girls : oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh)

boys: where troubles melt like lemon drops away (girls add: “oo-oo-ooh that’s”)

above the chimney tops that’s

all: where you’ll find me-e-e

Somewhere

bluebirds (alto, tenor, bass sing extra “bluebirds”)

fly

Oooh for 2 measures

Why….can’t

I?

Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.

Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops,

that’s where you’ll find me.

So-om-m-where

over the rainbow

Bluebirds (bluebirds) fly

Birds fly

over the rainbow

why then oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow

why oh why can’t

I? (just bass/soprano say “I”)

(alto/tenor start doo doos)

Doo doo doo doo etc.

THE END!

p.s. here’s the lyrics for the solo:

Part 1:
When all the world is a hopeless jumble and the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane
When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there’s a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain.

Part 2:
(rest) Somewhere
over the rainbow
(rest) bluebirds fly
Birds fly
over the rainbow
why then, oh why can’t I?

Part 3:
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?

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PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR POP INFO-INCLUDES LISTS OF CURRENT WORKERS AND A LIST OF WHERE WE STILL NEED HELP!

Please follow the links below to both view where you are working during Pop and also a second chart showing exactly where we still need help. Please contact Theresa Vredeveld if you can lend a hand!

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

 

CLICK HERE-(UPDATED 4/11 at 4pm): Pops H2O Volunteer List 2015

CLICK HERE: Pops H2O HELP STILL NEEDED CHART

REMINDER! HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF EACH JOB SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS. PLEASE TRY TO AVOID THIS AS WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU! ALSO, IF YOU CAN HELP OUT STILL, PLEASE CONTACT THERESA VREDEVELD, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR AT tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

Ticket Sales-We need 4 people to sell tickets beginning one hour before each show.

Product Sales-We sell flowers, candy and other knick knacks pre-show

Room Supervisors: Each choir has a separate holding/dressing room during the week of the show, beginning on Tuesday. All girls are in the Guitar, Orchestra and Dance Rooms and all boys are in the Choir Room. We need supervision to make sure there is no trouble with students and the rules are followed. This is a very important job just as it is for the Singing Christmas Tree.  All the Pop rules are posted in the choir handbook if you are interested. We run a very tight ship backstage!

 Uniform/Costume Collection: After the Saturday night Pops concert is also the evening we collect all the choir uniforms so please have your child bring an outfit to wear home that night. They ALL turn in Uniforms that night. The Saturday night room supervisors aid in the collection.

Backstage CrewWe will need people backstage to raise and lower the grand curtain and also to move props, the piano, microphone stands and various instruments for acts that need them.

Microphone Crew: Kids will need mics put on and taken off all evening backstage. This small crew takes care of it.

We will be losing a large number of parents this year because their children are graduating and we always are looking for people to step into these roles. YOU NEED NO ADVANCED EXPERIENCE. We have plenty of time to train you in any role you choose. I have never had backstage experience when I came to the high school and have been able to do everything…(except curtain). Smile. We are always happy to help you learn and new faces are always welcome. Thank you in advance.

Now I would like you to email me or call me by May 3rd if you will be able to help. It takes a village to put on the productions for which Mona Shores Choir is famous. We are glad you are a part and welcome any help you can give us. 

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

Now this concert involves ALL choir students not just those chosen for a specialty acts so if we each can make some time to help it would be awesome. You will still be able to watch the show on whichever night you so choose. Hope to meet you all again soon.

Theresa Vredeveld

Choir Volunteer Coordinator

Student Executive Board

REMINDER! The Student Executive Board has selected the winner for the t-shirt design contest.  Congratulations to the artist of this design (Maddie Jackson!), which will officially be printed on the choir shirts of the 2014-2015 school year! We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who participated in the contest; there was an exceptional amount of artistic talent presented in each of the submissions!

- Your Student Executive Choir Board

 

CLICK HERE: Winning Art for Choir Shirt! 

 

images

REMINDER! 

Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The first audition day will be the Tuesday after Pops (May 19th). That day we will just be meeting and learning the music. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26. We will be singing the piece linked below, so please give it a listen if you are interested. I will be putting up sign-up sheets on the cabinets to get a count for how many people may be interested in this adventure. Please sign up! Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

calendar

REMINDER! UPCOMING EVENTS 

Pop Week Schedule

May 15th Fri. 6:30pm-9:30pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 16th Sat. 6:30pm-10:00pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students. This night lasts longer as we have the senior walk off and then have to TURN IN OUR CHOIR UNIFORMS! 

May 17th Sun. TBA Pop Go the Sailors Strike Set Auditorium Anyone willing

CHOIR BANQUET: May 19th Tues. 6:00pm-9:30pm Choir Awards Banquet/Dance Muskegon Country Club Anyone interested

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 14

Thursday, May 14, 2015 It’s Opening Night!

Facebook Cover-5

REMINDER-POP TICKETS ON SALE-GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!

MONA SHORES CHOIR PRESENTS

“POP GO THE SAILORS H20″

GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ALL SHOWS! 

OPENS TONIGHT! 

MAY 14, 15 AND 16 AND ALL SHOWS ARE AT 7PM.

TICKETS ARE: BALCONY $10 ADULTS AND $5 STUDENTS AND MAIN FLOOR: $15 ADULTS AND $10 STUDENTS.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW!

http://goo.gl/KBlACG

This above link takes you to our ticketing website: www.ShowTix4u.com. Then just search for Mona Shores. 

Tickets are also available at the door beginning at 6pm. We take cash, check or credit card at the door! 

 

 NEW! My Pop Notes from last tonight (Wed) for Thursday: 

 

Oakridge HS Choir LOVED you. You do an outstanding job representing this choir and this school last night! They thought you were all rock stars and they didn’t even want intermission to happen.

Take Posters if you have somewhere you can post them this weekend!

Dressing Rooms…ALL NOT GREAT (exception: Singer girls in the guitar room). All other rooms are on probation!

Mrs. Twining will now lay down the backstage smack! …hopefully she will cover…STAY IN YOUR ROOMS…BRING SOMETHING TO DRINK! NO GOING TO CARS OR GOING OUTSIDE AFTER CHECK IN!

Overall, great job! We still need practice on: Opener, Individual Choir Acts and Closer…Details will be given now!

 

country club

REMINDER! Choir Banquet is next week Tuesday, May 19th dinner beginning at 6:30pm and ending at 9:30pm.

$6 per person now being collected to help cover some of the costs of the rental of the space, an all you can eat pasta and fajita bar, unlimited pop, a dessert bar and a DJ/Dance. The Mona Shores Choir Association will pay the difference in cost! (the cost of the dinner alone is $22.45 per person btw…). Unfortunately, we need this money ASAP so we can take a count….ASAP means….TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

 

Twitter-SoundCloud-deal

REMINDER!  Hey EVERYONE IN CHOIR, wanna learn Over the Rainbow (and Let it Snow for Singers) with the helping of some piano plunking and quiet background counting and tapping?  These are pretty plain and sometimes tedious to listen to, parts only, one take (i.e. complete with a mistake or two in some parts) but should help you learn the parts over the weekend.  I’ve also included a basic piano accompaniment for both songs, AND THE SOLO PARTS for Over the Rainbow!

Mona Shores Choir SOUNDCLOUD!

 And here’s the lyrics to Over the Rainbow…

Doo doo doo doo (etc… sing one “doo” on long melodic sounding phrases, then back to)

Doo doo doo doo etc.  (until you hear the soloist say “rainbow highway to be found LEADING…”)

Ahhhhhhh (then echoing the soloist)

from your window pane

Place behind the sun

Rain…

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high

There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow

(rest) skies (or “ski-i-ies”) are blue

(rest) and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star (boys say that slowly…girls say it quickly and add the line “and wake up where the clouds are”)
far behind me.

(girls : oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh)

boys: where troubles melt like lemon drops away (girls add: “oo-oo-ooh that’s”)

above the chimney tops that’s

all: where you’ll find me-e-e

Somewhere

bluebirds (alto, tenor, bass sing extra “bluebirds”)

fly

Oooh for 2 measures

Why….can’t

I?

Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.

Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops,

that’s where you’ll find me.

So-om-m-where

over the rainbow

Bluebirds (bluebirds) fly

Birds fly

over the rainbow

why then oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow

why oh why can’t

I? (just bass/soprano say “I”)

(alto/tenor start doo doos)

Doo doo doo doo etc.

THE END!

p.s. here’s the lyrics for the solo:

Part 1:
When all the world is a hopeless jumble and the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane
When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there’s a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain.

Part 2:
(rest) Somewhere
over the rainbow
(rest) bluebirds fly
Birds fly
over the rainbow
why then, oh why can’t I?

Part 3:
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?

set construction 4

PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR POP INFO-INCLUDES LISTS OF CURRENT WORKERS AND A LIST OF WHERE WE STILL NEED HELP!

Please follow the links below to both view where you are working during Pop and also a second chart showing exactly where we still need help. Please contact Theresa Vredeveld if you can lend a hand!

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

 

CLICK HERE-(UPDATED 4/11 at 4pm): Pops H2O Volunteer List 2015

CLICK HERE: Pops H2O HELP STILL NEEDED CHART

REMINDER! HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF EACH JOB SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS. PLEASE TRY TO AVOID THIS AS WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU! ALSO, IF YOU CAN HELP OUT STILL, PLEASE CONTACT THERESA VREDEVELD, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR AT tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

SET DESIGN: Right now we are in great need of people to help us build the set. Last I have checked we are far behind where we should be at this juncture. Please see above for dates and times. ANY amount of time you can spare will be greatly appreciated.  EVERYONE WELCOME!!!  Simple painting, an extra set of hands to hold things as well as people that can use a drill are just a few of the things you can do.

Poster Distribution: We need parents to distribute our Posters around the area. We have a list of each area with suggested places to place the posters. Posters are ready to so this job needs to happen asap!

Ticket Sales-We need 4 people to sell tickets beginning one hour before each show.

 Product Sales-We sell flowers, candy and other knick knacks pre-show

Room Supervisors: Each choir has a separate holding/dressing room during the week of the show, beginning on Tuesday. All girls are in the Guitar, Orchestra and Dance Rooms and all boys are in the Choir Room. We need supervision to make sure there is no trouble with students and the rules are followed. This is a very important job just as it is for the Singing Christmas Tree.  All the Pop rules are posted in the choir handbook if you are interested. We run a very tight ship backstage!

 Uniform/Costume Collection: After the Saturday night Pops concert is also the evening we collect all the choir uniforms so please have your child bring an outfit to wear home that night. They ALL turn in Uniforms that night. The Saturday night room supervisors aid in the collection.

Backstage CrewWe will need people backstage to raise and lower the grand curtain and also to move props, the piano, microphone stands and various instruments for acts that need them.

Microphone Crew: Kids will need mics put on and taken off all evening backstage. This small crew takes care of it.

We will be losing a large number of parents this year because their children are graduating and we always are looking for people to step into these roles. YOU NEED NO ADVANCED EXPERIENCE. We have plenty of time to train you in any role you choose. I have never had backstage experience when I came to the high school and have been able to do everything…(except curtain). Smile. We are always happy to help you learn and new faces are always welcome. Thank you in advance.

Now I would like you to email me or call me by May 3rd if you will be able to help. It takes a village to put on the productions for which Mona Shores Choir is famous. We are glad you are a part and welcome any help you can give us. 

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

Now this concert involves ALL choir students not just those chosen for a specialty acts so if we each can make some time to help it would be awesome. You will still be able to watch the show on whichever night you so choose. Hope to meet you all again soon.

Theresa Vredeveld

Choir Volunteer Coordinator

Student Executive Board

NEW! The Student Executive Board has selected the winner for the t-shirt design contest.  Congratulations to the artist of this design (Maddie Jackson!), which will officially be printed on the choir shirts of the 2014-2015 school year! We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who participated in the contest; there was an exceptional amount of artistic talent presented in each of the submissions!

- Your Student Executive Choir Board

 

CLICK HERE: Winning Art for Choir Shirt! 

 

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REMINDER! 

Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The first audition day will be the Tuesday after Pops (May 19th). That day we will just be meeting and learning the music. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26. We will be singing the piece linked below, so please give it a listen if you are interested. I will be putting up sign-up sheets on the cabinets to get a count for how many people may be interested in this adventure. Please sign up! Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

calendar

REMINDER! UPCOMING EVENTS 

Pop Week Schedule

May 14th Thurs. 6:30pm-9:30ish Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 15th Fri. 6:30pm-9:30pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 16th Sat. 6:30pm-10:00pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students. This night lasts longer as we have the senior walk off and then have to TURN IN OUR CHOIR UNIFORMS! 

May 17th Sun. TBA Pop Go the Sailors Strike Set Auditorium Anyone willing

CHOIR BANQUET: May 19th Tues. 6:00pm-9:30pm Choir Awards Banquet/Dance Muskegon Country Club Anyone interested

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 13

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Facebook Cover-5

REMINDER-POP TICKETS ON SALE-GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR POP GO THE SAILORS H20! SHOW DATES ARE MAY 14, 15 AND 16 AND ALL SHOWS ARE AT 7PM. TICKETS ARE: BALCONY $10 ADULTS AND $5 STUDENTS AND MAIN FLOOR: $15 ADULTS AND $10 STUDENTS. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW! 

http://goo.gl/KBlACG

This above link takes you to our ticketing website: www.ShowTix4u.com

download

REMINDER! Here is the Pop Show Order for the rest of this week.

POPS 2015 – First Draft of Final Order

 

NEW! Here are the notes from last night.

Tuesday Pop Notes 2015

 

 

 

costumes.jpg

REMINDER! Attention Students: The Pop Go the Sailors Costume Guidelines Sheet is now available. Don’t wait until the very last minute to get your costumes….you will just be stressed out if you do! Follow this link for all the details:

Pop Costume Guidelines Sheet 2015

YOU WILL BE WEARING BOTH THE OPENING ACT (SAFARI) AS WELL AS YOUR OWN CHOIR’S ACT COSTUMES THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, DURING OUR EVENING REHEARSAL!  YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CHOIR UNIFORM AS WELL! 

GET YOUR STUFF THIS WEEKEND SO YOU AREN’T RUNNING AROUND MONDAY, AT THE LAST MINUTE, TRYING TO FIND THINGS THAT WILL WORK! 

band geeks musical

REMINDER! Street pics can now be viewed at:

 http://proofs.imagesbyemily.net/pops

 

Twitter-SoundCloud-deal

REMINDER!  Hey EVERYONE IN CHOIR, wanna learn Over the Rainbow (and Let it Snow for Singers) with the helping of some piano plunking and quiet background counting and tapping?  These are pretty plain and sometimes tedious to listen to, parts only, one take (i.e. complete with a mistake or two in some parts) but should help you learn the parts over the weekend.  I’ve also included a basic piano accompaniment for both songs, AND THE SOLO PARTS for Over the Rainbow!

Mona Shores Choir SOUNDCLOUD!

 And here’s the lyrics to Over the Rainbow…

Doo doo doo doo (etc… sing one “doo” on long melodic sounding phrases, then back to)

Doo doo doo doo etc.  (until you hear the soloist say “rainbow highway to be found LEADING…”)

Ahhhhhhh (then echoing the soloist)

from your window pane

Place behind the sun

Rain…

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high

There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow

(rest) skies (or “ski-i-ies”) are blue

(rest) and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star (boys say that slowly…girls say it quickly and add the line “and wake up where the clouds are”)
far behind me.

(girls : oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh)

boys: where troubles melt like lemon drops away (girls add: “oo-oo-ooh that’s”)

above the chimney tops that’s

all: where you’ll find me-e-e

Somewhere

bluebirds (alto, tenor, bass sing extra “bluebirds”)

fly

Oooh for 2 measures

Why….can’t

I?

Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.

Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops,

that’s where you’ll find me.

So-om-m-where

over the rainbow

Bluebirds (bluebirds) fly

Birds fly

over the rainbow

why then oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow

why oh why can’t

I? (just bass/soprano say “I”)

(alto/tenor start doo doos)

Doo doo doo doo etc.

THE END!

p.s. here’s the lyrics for the solo:

Part 1:
When all the world is a hopeless jumble and the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane
When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there’s a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain.

Part 2:
(rest) Somewhere
over the rainbow
(rest) bluebirds fly
Birds fly
over the rainbow
why then, oh why can’t I?

Part 3:
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?

set construction 4

PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR POP INFO-INCLUDES LISTS OF CURRENT WORKERS AND A LIST OF WHERE WE STILL NEED HELP!

Please follow the links below to both view where you are working during Pop and also a second chart showing exactly where we still need help. Please contact Theresa Vredeveld if you can lend a hand!

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

 

CLICK HERE-(UPDATED 4/11 at 4pm): Pops H2O Volunteer List 2015

CLICK HERE: Pops H2O HELP STILL NEEDED CHART

REMINDER! Michael Reinhardt is once again busily working on our set for this year’s “Pop Go the Sailors” production (a show that involves ALL choir students!) and is in need of help. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE EXPERIENCED TO HELP WITH THE SET! He and anyone willing to lend a hand, will be working during the following dates/times:

REMAINING WORK TIMES:

Monday, May 11th, 6pm-9pm

You can come and go as your schedule allows. Even an hour of your time is valued. THANK YOU! 

 

REMINDER! PARENT VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED in SOME AREAS NEEDED FOR POP GO THE SAILORS!

Hello everyone!

It is hard to believe we are already near the end of another amazing school year. This email is for the Pops concerts on May 14 15 and 16 but as some of you already know we are going to need help Monday (May11) ,Tuesday (May 12) and Wednesday (May 13) as well for the Tech rehearsals.

We are in great need of help in the following areas…

SET DESIGN: Right now we are in great need of people to help us build the set. Last I have checked we are far behind where we should be at this juncture. Please see above for dates and times. ANY amount of time you can spare will be greatly appreciated.  EVERYONE WELCOME!!!  Simple painting, an extra set of hands to hold things as well as people that can use a drill are just a few of the things you can do.

Poster Distribution: We need parents to distribute our Posters around the area. We have a list of each area with suggested places to place the posters. Posters are ready to so this job needs to happen asap!

Ticket Sales-We need 4 people to sell tickets beginning one hour before each show.

 Product Sales-We sell flowers, candy and other knick knacks pre-show

Room Supervisors: Each choir has a separate holding/dressing room during the week of the show, beginning on Tuesday. All girls are in the Guitar, Orchestra and Dance Rooms and all boys are in the Choir Room. We need supervision to make sure there is no trouble with students and the rules are followed. This is a very important job just as it is for the Singing Christmas Tree.  All the Pop rules are posted in the choir handbook if you are interested. We run a very tight ship backstage!

 Uniform/Costume Collection: After the Saturday night Pops concert is also the evening we collect all the choir uniforms so please have your child bring an outfit to wear home that night. They ALL turn in Uniforms that night. The Saturday night room supervisors aid in the collection.

Backstage CrewWe will need people backstage to raise and lower the grand curtain and also to move props, the piano, microphone stands and various instruments for acts that need them.

Microphone Crew: Kids will need mics put on and taken off all evening backstage. This small crew takes care of it.

We will be losing a large number of parents this year because their children are graduating and we always are looking for people to step into these roles. YOU NEED NO ADVANCED EXPERIENCE. We have plenty of time to train you in any role you choose. I have never had backstage experience when I came to the high school and have been able to do everything…(except curtain). Smile. We are always happy to help you learn and new faces are always welcome. Thank you in advance.

Now I would like you to email me or call me by May 3rd if you will be able to help. It takes a village to put on the productions for which Mona Shores Choir is famous. We are glad you are a part and welcome any help you can give us. 

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

Now this concert involves ALL choir students not just those chosen for a specialty acts so if we each can make some time to help it would be awesome. You will still be able to watch the show on whichever night you so choose. Hope to meet you all again soon.

Theresa Vredeveld

Choir Volunteer Coordinator

 

images

REMINDER! 

Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The first audition day will be the Tuesday after Pops (May 19th). That day we will just be meeting and learning the music. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26. We will be singing the piece linked below, so please give it a listen if you are interested. I will be putting up sign-up sheets on the cabinets to get a count for how many people may be interested in this adventure. Please sign up! Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

calendar

REMINDER! UPCOMING EVENTS 

Pop Week Schedule

May 11th Mon. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium Specialty Act Students Only

May 12th Tues. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium All Choir Students. After completing your last number (we aren’t doing the closer on Tuesday, you have the option of watching the show–it’s your only chance, or if you need to, you can leave.

May 13th Wed. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium All Choir Students

May 14th Thurs. 6:30pm-9:30ish Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 15th Fri. 6:30pm-9:30pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 16th Sat. 6:30pm-10:00pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students. This night lasts longer as we have the senior walk off and then have to TURN IN OUR CHOIR UNIFORMS! 

May 17th Sun. TBA Pop Go the Sailors Strike Set Auditorium Anyone willing

CHOIR BANQUET: May 19th Tues. 6:00pm-9:30pm Choir Awards Banquet/Dance Muskegon Country Club Anyone interested

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 12

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Facebook Cover-5

REMINDER-POP TICKETS ON SALE-GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR POP GO THE SAILORS H20! SHOW DATES ARE MAY 14, 15 AND 16 AND ALL SHOWS ARE AT 7PM. TICKETS ARE: BALCONY $10 ADULTS AND $5 STUDENTS AND MAIN FLOOR: $15 ADULTS AND $10 STUDENTS. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW! 

http://goo.gl/KBlACG

This above link takes you to our ticketing website: www.ShowTix4u.com

download

NEW! Here is the Pop Show Order for the rest of this week.

POPS 2015 – First Draft of Final Order

 

 

 

 

costumes.jpg

REMINDER! Attention Students: The Pop Go the Sailors Costume Guidelines Sheet is now available. Don’t wait until the very last minute to get your costumes….you will just be stressed out if you do! Follow this link for all the details:

Pop Costume Guidelines Sheet 2015

YOU WILL BE WEARING BOTH THE OPENING ACT (SAFARI) AS WELL AS YOUR OWN CHOIR’S ACT COSTUMES THIS COMING TUESDAY, DURING OUR EVENING REHEARSAL!  YOU MUST HAVE YOUR COSTUMES READY AND WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT 6PM ON TUESDAY! 

GET YOUR STUFF THIS WEEKEND SO YOU AREN’T RUNNING AROUND MONDAY, AT THE LAST MINUTE, TRYING TO FIND THINGS THAT WILL WORK! 

band geeks musical

REMINDER! Street pics can now be viewed at:

 http://proofs.imagesbyemily.net/pops

 

Twitter-SoundCloud-deal

REMINDER!  Hey EVERYONE IN CHOIR, wanna learn Over the Rainbow (and Let it Snow for Singers) with the helping of some piano plunking and quiet background counting and tapping?  These are pretty plain and sometimes tedious to listen to, parts only, one take (i.e. complete with a mistake or two in some parts) but should help you learn the parts over the weekend.  I’ve also included a basic piano accompaniment for both songs, AND THE SOLO PARTS for Over the Rainbow!

Mona Shores Choir SOUNDCLOUD!

 And here’s the lyrics to Over the Rainbow…

Doo doo doo doo (etc… sing one “doo” on long melodic sounding phrases, then back to)

Doo doo doo doo etc.  (until you hear the soloist say “rainbow highway to be found LEADING…”)

Ahhhhhhh (then echoing the soloist)

from your window pane

Place behind the sun

Rain…

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high

There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow

(rest) skies (or “ski-i-ies”) are blue

(rest) and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star (boys say that slowly…girls say it quickly and add the line “and wake up where the clouds are”)
far behind me.

(girls : oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh)

boys: where troubles melt like lemon drops away (girls add: “oo-oo-ooh that’s”)

above the chimney tops that’s

all: where you’ll find me-e-e

Somewhere

bluebirds (alto, tenor, bass sing extra “bluebirds”)

fly

Oooh for 2 measures

Why….can’t

I?

Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.

Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops,

that’s where you’ll find me.

So-om-m-where

over the rainbow

Bluebirds (bluebirds) fly

Birds fly

over the rainbow

why then oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow

why oh why can’t

I? (just bass/soprano say “I”)

(alto/tenor start doo doos)

Doo doo doo doo etc.

THE END!

p.s. here’s the lyrics for the solo:

Part 1:
When all the world is a hopeless jumble and the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane
When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there’s a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain.

Part 2:
(rest) Somewhere
over the rainbow
(rest) bluebirds fly
Birds fly
over the rainbow
why then, oh why can’t I?

Part 3:
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?

set construction 4

PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR POP INFO-INCLUDES LISTS OF CURRENT WORKERS AND A LIST OF WHERE WE STILL NEED HELP!

Please follow the links below to both view where you are working during Pop and also a second chart showing exactly where we still need help. Please contact Theresa Vredeveld if you can lend a hand!

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

 

CLICK HERE-(UPDATED 4/11 at 4pm): Pops H2O Volunteer List 2015

CLICK HERE: Pops H2O HELP STILL NEEDED CHART

REMINDER! Michael Reinhardt is once again busily working on our set for this year’s “Pop Go the Sailors” production (a show that involves ALL choir students!) and is in need of help. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE EXPERIENCED TO HELP WITH THE SET! He and anyone willing to lend a hand, will be working during the following dates/times:

REMAINING WORK TIMES:

Monday, May 11th, 6pm-9pm

You can come and go as your schedule allows. Even an hour of your time is valued. THANK YOU! 

 

REMINDER! PARENT VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED in SOME AREAS NEEDED FOR POP GO THE SAILORS!

Hello everyone!

It is hard to believe we are already near the end of another amazing school year. This email is for the Pops concerts on May 14 15 and 16 but as some of you already know we are going to need help Monday (May11) ,Tuesday (May 12) and Wednesday (May 13) as well for the Tech rehearsals.

We are in great need of help in the following areas…

SET DESIGN: Right now we are in great need of people to help us build the set. Last I have checked we are far behind where we should be at this juncture. Please see above for dates and times. ANY amount of time you can spare will be greatly appreciated.  EVERYONE WELCOME!!!  Simple painting, an extra set of hands to hold things as well as people that can use a drill are just a few of the things you can do.

Poster Distribution: We need parents to distribute our Posters around the area. We have a list of each area with suggested places to place the posters. Posters are ready to so this job needs to happen asap!

Ticket Sales-We need 4 people to sell tickets beginning one hour before each show.

 Product Sales-We sell flowers, candy and other knick knacks pre-show

Room Supervisors: Each choir has a separate holding/dressing room during the week of the show, beginning on Tuesday. All girls are in the Guitar, Orchestra and Dance Rooms and all boys are in the Choir Room. We need supervision to make sure there is no trouble with students and the rules are followed. This is a very important job just as it is for the Singing Christmas Tree.  All the Pop rules are posted in the choir handbook if you are interested. We run a very tight ship backstage!

 Uniform/Costume Collection: After the Saturday night Pops concert is also the evening we collect all the choir uniforms so please have your child bring an outfit to wear home that night. They ALL turn in Uniforms that night. The Saturday night room supervisors aid in the collection.

Backstage CrewWe will need people backstage to raise and lower the grand curtain and also to move props, the piano, microphone stands and various instruments for acts that need them.

Microphone Crew: Kids will need mics put on and taken off all evening backstage. This small crew takes care of it.

We will be losing a large number of parents this year because their children are graduating and we always are looking for people to step into these roles. YOU NEED NO ADVANCED EXPERIENCE. We have plenty of time to train you in any role you choose. I have never had backstage experience when I came to the high school and have been able to do everything…(except curtain). Smile. We are always happy to help you learn and new faces are always welcome. Thank you in advance.

Now I would like you to email me or call me by May 3rd if you will be able to help. It takes a village to put on the productions for which Mona Shores Choir is famous. We are glad you are a part and welcome any help you can give us. 

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

Now this concert involves ALL choir students not just those chosen for a specialty acts so if we each can make some time to help it would be awesome. You will still be able to watch the show on whichever night you so choose. Hope to meet you all again soon.

Theresa Vredeveld

Choir Volunteer Coordinator

 

images

REMINDER! 

Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The first audition day will be the Tuesday after Pops (May 19th). That day we will just be meeting and learning the music. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26. We will be singing the piece linked below, so please give it a listen if you are interested. I will be putting up sign-up sheets on the cabinets to get a count for how many people may be interested in this adventure. Please sign up! Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

calendar

REMINDER! UPCOMING EVENTS 

Pop Week Schedule

May 11th Mon. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium Specialty Act Students Only

May 12th Tues. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium All Choir Students. After completing your last number (we aren’t doing the closer on Tuesday, you have the option of watching the show–it’s your only chance, or if you need to, you can leave.

May 13th Wed. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium All Choir Students

May 14th Thurs. 6:30pm-9:30ish Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 15th Fri. 6:30pm-9:30pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 16th Sat. 6:30pm-10:00pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students. This night lasts longer as we have the senior walk off and then have to TURN IN OUR CHOIR UNIFORMS! 

May 17th Sun. TBA Pop Go the Sailors Strike Set Auditorium Anyone willing

CHOIR BANQUET: May 19th Tues. 6:00pm-9:30pm Choir Awards Banquet/Dance Muskegon Country Club Anyone interested

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

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REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

May 11

Monday, May 11, 2015

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REMINDER-POP TICKETS ON SALE-GREAT SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR POP GO THE SAILORS H20! SHOW DATES ARE MAY 14, 15 AND 16 AND ALL SHOWS ARE AT 7PM. TICKETS ARE: BALCONY $10 ADULTS AND $5 STUDENTS AND MAIN FLOOR: $15 ADULTS AND $10 STUDENTS. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW! 

http://goo.gl/KBlACG

This above link takes you to our ticketing website: www.ShowTix4u.com

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NEW! Here is the schedule for Monday night Specialty Acts for tech week (and the show order, for your perusal :)

Schedule for Monday Night Specialty Acts tech

POPS 2015 – First Draft of Final Order

 

MONDAY NIGHT SPECIALTY ACTS SCHEDULE!

ACT I
1 SKIP Africa OPENER
2 6:00 I’d Rather be Sailing Joseph V, Cindy T.
3 6:05 Clean Maggie Duff, Kara Green, Helena G, Haley W, Sara R.
4 6:10 Car Wash Sandra Yacoub, Maddie J, Shamara T, Claudia S, Gerardo S
5 6:15 Rain (solo) Kate Huizinga, Greg B, Sara R, Sue M
6 END Eyes Atlantic Blue – STINGER Chloe Grigsby
7 6:25 Singing in the Rain Meghan Lawton, Austin D, Natalie L, Brynne W, Megan R, Kendahl M, Gabrielle G
8 SKIP She’s in Love TREBLE CHOIR
9 6:35 Rain (Quartet) Kate Huizinga, Karli P, Libby M, Hanna K, Sara R
10 6:40 Hiding Under Water Michael Kresnak, Kendahl MacLaren, LaPrea A, Piper B
11 6:45 Something in the Water Megan Amrhein, Scott G
12 END Eyes Atlantic Blue – STINGER Chloe Grigsby
13 SKIP It’s Raining Men ACAPPELLA CHOIR
14 6:50 White Winter Hymnal Piper Burghduf, Abby O, Jadyn M, Jacob R, Henry M
15 7:00 Agua Salada Erik Barrientos, Dale L, Walker H, Bricio E, Daphne J
16 7:10 See Me Now Sandra Yacoub, Maddie J, Karli P, Frankie K
17 7:15 Riptide/Oceans Chloe Grigsby, Joseph V, Shamara T, Daphne J, Abby K, Austin W, Bente B, Brynne W, Dale L, Gabrielle G, Grace V, Jacob R, John H, Sydney P, Kendahl M, Maura W, Michael K, Natalie L, Meghan L, Peyton L, Quinn K, Sara R, Sean H, Jordan M, Kennedy R.
**INTERMISSION**
ACT II
18 SKIP Let it Snow SINGERS
19 7:25 Behind the Sea Liam Wilcox, Bricio E, Jacob R
20 7:30 Cry Me A River Mia Bricker, Althea M, Nick G
21 7:35 Heart of Stone Meghan Lawton, Michael K, Chloe G, Hannah K, Jonny L
22 7:40 River Deep, Mountain High Sand Yacoub, LaPrea A, Kate H, Karli P, Quinn K, Kassidy V, Nick G, Henry M, Maddie J, Allie M, Austin D, Julia F, Alex B
23 SKIP Rubber Duckie ANCHORMEN
24 END Eyes Atlantic Blue – STINGER Chloe Grigsby
25 7:50 Oceans Kassidy Vredeveld, Nick G, Karli P
26 8:00 Enough is Enough (No More Tears) Kate Huizinga, Sand Y, John B, Hannah W, Addie M, Scott G, Bricio E, Sue M
27 8:10 On My Own Libby Miller, Cindy Twining
28 8:15 Don’t Rain on My Parade Allie McCarty, Brynne Wilcox, Meghan L, Natalie L, Mila V
29 8:20 Ice Ice Baby Austin Wingett, Erik B, Quinn K, Peyton L, Gerardo S, Austin D, Alex B
30 END Eyes Atlantic Blue – STINGER Chloe Grigsby
31 8:25 Lucky Dale Liddle, Haley Wiewiora
32 8:30 Kiss the Girl Kassidy Vredeveld, Megan Schaub, Meghan L, Skye G, Libby M, Alyssa M, Tony M, Liam W, Bricio E, Logan R, Erik B, Brynne W
33 8:40 Feelin Good Shamara Tumblin, Maddie J, Sand Y
34 SKIP Over the Rainbow CLOSER
END – Stingers and Senior Song
30 8:45 Eyes Atlantic Blue – STINGER Chloe Grigsby
35 8:50 Senior Song (untitled at the moment) Kate Huizinga, Scott G, Erik B, Maddison F, LaPrea A, Shayna B, Nick G

 

 

 

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REMINDER! Attention Students: The Pop Go the Sailors Costume Guidelines Sheet is now available. Don’t wait until the very last minute to get your costumes….you will just be stressed out if you do! Follow this link for all the details:

Pop Costume Guidelines Sheet 2015

YOU WILL BE WEARING BOTH THE OPENING ACT (SAFARI) AS WELL AS YOUR OWN CHOIR’S ACT COSTUMES THIS COMING TUESDAY, DURING OUR EVENING REHEARSAL!  YOU MUST HAVE YOUR COSTUMES READY AND WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT 6PM ON TUESDAY! 

GET YOUR STUFF THIS WEEKEND SO YOU AREN’T RUNNING AROUND MONDAY, AT THE LAST MINUTE, TRYING TO FIND THINGS THAT WILL WORK! 

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NEW! Street pics can now be viewed at:

 http://proofs.imagesbyemily.net/pops

 

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REMINDER!  Hey EVERYONE IN CHOIR, wanna learn Over the Rainbow (and Let it Snow for Singers) with the helping of some piano plunking and quiet background counting and tapping?  These are pretty plain and sometimes tedious to listen to, parts only, one take (i.e. complete with a mistake or two in some parts) but should help you learn the parts over the weekend.  I’ve also included a basic piano accompaniment for both songs, AND THE SOLO PARTS for Over the Rainbow!

Mona Shores Choir SOUNDCLOUD!

 And here’s the lyrics to Over the Rainbow…

Doo doo doo doo (etc… sing one “doo” on long melodic sounding phrases, then back to)

Doo doo doo doo etc.  (until you hear the soloist say “rainbow highway to be found LEADING…”)

Ahhhhhhh (then echoing the soloist)

from your window pane

Place behind the sun

Rain…

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high

There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow

(rest) skies (or “ski-i-ies”) are blue

(rest) and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star (boys say that slowly…girls say it quickly and add the line “and wake up where the clouds are”)
far behind me.

(girls : oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh)

boys: where troubles melt like lemon drops away (girls add: “oo-oo-ooh that’s”)

above the chimney tops that’s

all: where you’ll find me-e-e

Somewhere

bluebirds (alto, tenor, bass sing extra “bluebirds”)

fly

Oooh for 2 measures

Why….can’t

I?

Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.

Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops,

that’s where you’ll find me.

So-om-m-where

over the rainbow

Bluebirds (bluebirds) fly

Birds fly

over the rainbow

why then oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow

why oh why can’t

I? (just bass/soprano say “I”)

(alto/tenor start doo doos)

Doo doo doo doo etc.

THE END!

p.s. here’s the lyrics for the solo:

Part 1:
When all the world is a hopeless jumble and the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane
When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there’s a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain.

Part 2:
(rest) Somewhere
over the rainbow
(rest) bluebirds fly
Birds fly
over the rainbow
why then, oh why can’t I?

Part 3:
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?

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PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR POP INFO-INCLUDES LISTS OF CURRENT WORKERS AND A LIST OF WHERE WE STILL NEED HELP!

Please follow the links below to both view where you are working during Pop and also a second chart showing exactly where we still need help. Please contact Theresa Vredeveld if you can lend a hand!

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

 

CLICK HERE-(UPDATED 4/11 at 4pm): Pops H2O Volunteer List 2015

CLICK HERE: Pops H2O HELP STILL NEEDED CHART

REMINDER! Michael Reinhardt is once again busily working on our set for this year’s “Pop Go the Sailors” production (a show that involves ALL choir students!) and is in need of help. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE EXPERIENCED TO HELP WITH THE SET! He and anyone willing to lend a hand, will be working during the following dates/times:

REMAINING WORK TIMES:

Monday, May 11th, 6pm-9pm

You can come and go as your schedule allows. Even an hour of your time is valued. THANK YOU! 

 

REMINDER! PARENT VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED in SOME AREAS NEEDED FOR POP GO THE SAILORS!

Hello everyone!

It is hard to believe we are already near the end of another amazing school year. This email is for the Pops concerts on May 14 15 and 16 but as some of you already know we are going to need help Monday (May11) ,Tuesday (May 12) and Wednesday (May 13) as well for the Tech rehearsals.

We are in great need of help in the following areas…

SET DESIGN: Right now we are in great need of people to help us build the set. Last I have checked we are far behind where we should be at this juncture. Please see above for dates and times. ANY amount of time you can spare will be greatly appreciated.  EVERYONE WELCOME!!!  Simple painting, an extra set of hands to hold things as well as people that can use a drill are just a few of the things you can do.

Poster Distribution: We need parents to distribute our Posters around the area. We have a list of each area with suggested places to place the posters. Posters are ready to so this job needs to happen asap!

Ticket Sales-We need 4 people to sell tickets beginning one hour before each show.

 Product Sales-We sell flowers, candy and other knick knacks pre-show

Room Supervisors: Each choir has a separate holding/dressing room during the week of the show, beginning on Tuesday. All girls are in the Guitar, Orchestra and Dance Rooms and all boys are in the Choir Room. We need supervision to make sure there is no trouble with students and the rules are followed. This is a very important job just as it is for the Singing Christmas Tree.  All the Pop rules are posted in the choir handbook if you are interested. We run a very tight ship backstage!

 Uniform/Costume Collection: After the Saturday night Pops concert is also the evening we collect all the choir uniforms so please have your child bring an outfit to wear home that night. They ALL turn in Uniforms that night. The Saturday night room supervisors aid in the collection.

Backstage CrewWe will need people backstage to raise and lower the grand curtain and also to move props, the piano, microphone stands and various instruments for acts that need them.

Microphone Crew: Kids will need mics put on and taken off all evening backstage. This small crew takes care of it.

We will be losing a large number of parents this year because their children are graduating and we always are looking for people to step into these roles. YOU NEED NO ADVANCED EXPERIENCE. We have plenty of time to train you in any role you choose. I have never had backstage experience when I came to the high school and have been able to do everything…(except curtain). Smile. We are always happy to help you learn and new faces are always welcome. Thank you in advance.

Now I would like you to email me or call me by May 3rd if you will be able to help. It takes a village to put on the productions for which Mona Shores Choir is famous. We are glad you are a part and welcome any help you can give us. 

Please email me at tlvredeveld1518@msn.com or call me at 231-730-0570 (text available at this number too.)

Now this concert involves ALL choir students not just those chosen for a specialty acts so if we each can make some time to help it would be awesome. You will still be able to watch the show on whichever night you so choose. Hope to meet you all again soon.

Theresa Vredeveld

Choir Volunteer Coordinator

 

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REMINDER! 

Hey Dudes! I’m interested in starting up a guys octet. The first audition day will be the Tuesday after Pops (May 19th). That day we will just be meeting and learning the music. The actual audition date will be Tuesday, May 26. We will be singing the piece linked below, so please give it a listen if you are interested. I will be putting up sign-up sheets on the cabinets to get a count for how many people may be interested in this adventure. Please sign up! Thank you so much for your time, Alex Dykema.

 Song: Libertatum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ord6BQJl1Fo

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REMINDER! UPCOMING EVENTS 

Pop Week Schedule

May 11th Mon. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium Specialty Act Students Only

May 12th Tues. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium All Choir Students. After completing your last number (we aren’t doing the closer on Tuesday, you have the option of watching the show–it’s your only chance, or if you need to, you can leave.

May 13th Wed. 6pm-10pm Pop Go the Sailors Rehearsal Auditorium All Choir Students

May 14th Thurs. 6:30pm-9:30ish Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 15th Fri. 6:30pm-9:30pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students

May 16th Sat. 6:30pm-10:00pm Pop Go the Sailors Show Auditorium All Choir Students. This night lasts longer as we have the senior walk off and then have to TURN IN OUR CHOIR UNIFORMS! 

May 17th Sun. TBA Pop Go the Sailors Strike Set Auditorium Anyone willing

CHOIR BANQUET: May 19th Tues. 6:00pm-9:30pm Choir Awards Banquet/Dance Muskegon Country Club Anyone interested

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir next year and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year must audition.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

music-theory.jpg

 

 

quizlet

REMINDER-MUSIC THEORY EXAM PREP! Abbe Grevious was recently creating quizlet flashcards for herself for the music theory test we have coming up soon, and she thought to share the wealth with anyone in choir who wanted to use her set off of quizlet:) She used almost exactly everything I used on the study guide off of the blog, and she thought it would be easier for students to study it and memorize it off of flashcards then off of the blog sheet, because she knows that’s how she learns best is through flashcards:D

The link to the website is

http://quizlet.com/68562183/mona-shores-choir-music-theory-study-guide-flash-cards/

or you can search it on your apps for quizlet. if you have the app under Mona Shores choir music theory study guide flash cards. She has a feeling this would be helpful to freshman because she remembers being a freshman, even though she had studied music for a while, being really nervous taking the choir music theory test.

 Here are some additional things (some more of the same, others said in a fresh way or just points to clarify for the exams coming up!

CLICK HERE: music theory review 2015

  • travel pic

REMINDER:

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th to Cultural Tour Consultants. 

DON’T FORGET! :)

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